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“Do Not Track,” a web video/experience

This is where we’ll talk about “Do Not Track,” which is a sort of web video and interactive web experience about an important topic we haven’t really talked about much yet: privacy and data security on the web. There are … Continue reading

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“But does web site design really matter?”

We’ve obviously been spending a fair amount of time in the last couple weeks (with Krug and Redish in particular) talking about best practices/best principles in web design and usability, the details down to the point of emphasis in a … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Redish

Before I even get to Redish: I’ve made a VERY SLIGHT change of schedule, and we’ll talk about the “does it really matter?” readings/discussions starting on Wednesday. On to Redish: as I’ve mentioned before and as I’m sure you guys have started … Continue reading

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A short video update about the second part of the Codecademy and the quasi-usability testing

Watch the video, but some of the basics here: You have all (well, almost) finished part 1 of the Codecademy exercises, meaning the HTML/CSS exercises. So thumbs up and good for you! Now the next step is part two and … Continue reading

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Redish through Chapter 8

Here’s where we’ll get into the second part of Redish, through chapter 8. A few thoughts to get you going: Note that we’re not talking about creating a web page, which suggests a single document where everything is.  We’re talking about … Continue reading

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Starting with talking about Redish

  This is where we’ll start talking about Ginny Redish’s Letting Go of the Words, a book that I think you’ll find invaluable in thinking about revising your text into a hypertext and in thinking about the English department web site. … Continue reading

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Comments on first update about social media and the first part of the Codecademy exercises

Take a look at the video, but three points I’m trying to make here: It looks like the social media project is going along nicely. The key here is keep involved with these different social media experiments and report back … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Krug

This is where we’ll talk about part 2 of Krug’s Rocket Surgery Made Easy and how we’ll be doing our own modified quasi-usability testing of a couple of the EMU English Department web site.  But before I get to that, let … Continue reading

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Getting started with the first half of Krug

This is where we’ll start easing into the work/reading we’ll be doing this semester on “usability,” the first part of the The Usability/Text-to-Hypertext Project, and the closely related reading, the first five or so chapters of Steve Krug’s Rocket Surgery Made … Continue reading

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Heading into the End of the HTML/CSS Codecademy exercises and the first update for the semester of social media: questions?

This week was kind of lopsided (more or less on purpose) in terms of readings because I wanted to make the second half lighter so you could swing back to spending some more time on the Codecademy exercises and the … Continue reading

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